Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Sagan wins his first race in rainbow jersey

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan devoted his victory at the Gent-Wevelgem race to his father-in-law.

Peter Sagan(Source: SME - Tibor Somogyi)

After eight second places, Sagan won his first race after winning the rainbow jersey in the road world championships. He triumphed in the Gent-Wevelgem competition on March 27 after out-sprinting a strong four-man breakaway that successfully made it to the finish line ahead of a larger chase group.

“I want to devote this victory to my wife’s father as he currently has a hard time,” Sagan said, as quoted by the SITA newswire, referring to the serious health condition of his father-in-law.

Sagan also expressed sympathy to the family and relatives of Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié who died after an accident during the race, the TASR newswire wrote.

Sagan, riding for Tinkoff, won the Gent-Wevelgem race for the second time in his career. His first victory came in 2013.

Thanks to his victory, Sagan now leads the ranking of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) with 229 points. Second is Australian Richie Porte riding for BMC Racing with 222 points, followed by Spanish Alberto Contador from Tinkoff with 171 points, SITA wrote.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

For a Decent Slovakia gatherings return to streets

Protest gatherings will be held in several cities in Slovakia and abroad.

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetry Video

The international poetry festival Ars Poetica will host poetry readings and other performances at various sites in the city.

Camilla Nelson

Spectacular Slovakia #11: What does a city boy from Brooklyn like about Slovakia? Audio

Dave Rubin came to Slovakia ten years ago and has lived in Bratislava ever since.

Pajštún